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OER Textbook Initiative  

USG Initiative for Open Source E-Textbooks
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG)

OER Supplemental Resources for Class

  • Creative Commons
    Free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice
  • OER Commons
    Curating best in class learning materials from around the world since 2007
  • Merlot
    curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
  • TED
    nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks
    useful for additional (especially video) resources for classes
  • Open Educational Group: OER Adoption Impact Explorer
    interactive tool lets users adjust a range of Institutional Settings to match their local context and estimate what the impact of adopting OER would be on their students and campus.

K-12 OER

  • K-12 Collaborative
    group of 12 states with the goal of creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources (OER) supporting K–12 mathematics and English language arts that are aligned with state learning standards
  • K-12 OER Materials Review
  • Curriki
    Making world-class materials freely available to educators around the world is central to equalizing learning.
  • CK-12
    free materials and system for K-12
  • Khan Academy
    Learning structure using practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard to allow learners to study at their own pace and outside of the classroom
  • K-12 Open Textbook Crash Course
    The content of this crash course is designed to help teachers to get up and running in the creation and remixing of open textbooks for their specific subject areas and should be taught in a face-to-face, hybrid, or synchronous online setting.

Future of Scholarly Research and Texts

Resources for OER Texts

Elements of OER Texts and Classes

LMS for Possible Repositories

Potential Texts and Resources


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